243
243
Haggard, H. Rider
KING SOLOMON'S MINES. CASSELL & COMPANY, 1885
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT
243
Haggard, H. Rider
KING SOLOMON'S MINES. CASSELL & COMPANY, 1885
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Haggard, H. Rider
KING SOLOMON'S MINES. CASSELL & COMPANY, 1885
8vo, first edition, second issue, folding lithographed chart as frontispiece, 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated 5G.10.8, original red pictorial cloth lettered in black and gilt, collector's chemise and red morocco-backed slipcase, some slight spotting throughout, skilfully recased preserving original spine, slight cockling to spine with light fading, bookplate

Generally accepted as the first "Lost World" novel. Whatmore notes that the sheets of the first edition were bound in three batches. There were 2000 copies printed of which 1000 were bound with a catalogue dated 5G.8.85 (first issue), 500 were bound with a catalogue dated 5G.10.85 (second issue) and 500 were sent to New York (American issue).


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English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations Including Eric Gill – The Felix Dennis Collection

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